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Baptism, Confirmation, Weddings, and Funerals


“Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the Church.” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 298).  Children or adult members of Emmanuel may be baptized.  For more information, please contact the Church at administrator@emmanuelonhigh.org.


Confirmation is defined as a "mature public affirmation" of faith.  (Book of Common Prayer, p. 412.)  For those baptized as infants or young children, it serves to confirm the vows that were made at the baptism.  For adults growing in their faith journey, Confirmation recognizes a maturing faith.  Emmanuel provides youths and adults who wish to be confirmed in the Episcopal Church may receive instruction in classes for the preparation for this sacrament. The bishop alone administers this sacrament.  For more information, please contact the Church at administrator@emmanuelonhigh.org.


Parisioners and nonparishioners may get married at Emmanuel.  The clergy are willing to counsel with those who are not members of the parish.  Please contact the Church for more information. 

Funeral and Memorial Services: 

Clergy help parishioners who wish to discuss arrangements for their own services or services for their loved ones. It is best to make arrangements for a funeral or a memorial service with a member of the Clergy as early as possible or as soon as the death occurs.  Martha may be reached a rector@emmanuelonhigh.org.

A Guide to Planning a Funeral or a Memorial Service in the Episcopal Church.  You may use this booklet to plan your own funeral or to assist a loved one as he or she approaches the end of his or her life.